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—Excerpt from the "Galaxy Book"
Lost Galaxy occupies an interesting place in Power Rangers continuity. Starting with this season, Saban adopted the Sentai practice of producing self-contained seasons with little or no links to previous years; Lost Galaxy featured a completely new group of Rangers receiving completely new powers and carrying out missions largely independent of previous teams. Having said that, it also maintains some links to the six-year "Zordon Era" that preceded it, particularly in the presence of supporting characters, the Psycho Rangers, and the Astro Megaship. In short, it was something of a Passing the Torch moment in terms of how Power Rangers seasons would be conducted, being something of a Post Script Season to the Zordon Era whilst simultaneously launching the Negative Continuity-style season-by-season approach. Finally, it was also the first time the show averted the "Recruit Teenagers with Attitude" trope it named: four of the six Main Characters (counting the Sixth Ranger) already have accepted positions within the Galactic Space Alliance.
The series also was the subject of much behind the scenes controversy adaptation-wise. Rather than working closely with the creators of Super Sentai to find out what kind of show Gingaman would be, Fox and Saban went ahead with the notion of another space-themed series due to the popularity of Power Rangers in Space. Sadly, what they got was a nature-themed show with horses and the space vehicle zords that they thought were going to be the main Zords became the back-up Zord for the show. Also, problems arose with the cast as one of the Ranger actresses became ill and had to be replaced, the plan for them to bring back the In Space Pink Ranger fell through midway through filming her first episode, and she was replaced with yet another In Space refugee (Karone), although most feel this worked out for the better.
The story starts out with Leo Corbett, younger brother of GSA officer Mike, stowing away aboard the roaming space station Terra Venture. He meets his brother's coworkers Kendrix and Kai, and they're suddenly approached by Maya, an alien girl from the planet Mirinoi. She's come through a wormhole and needs someone to save her people. Leo, Kendrix and Mike immediately agree to follow her, while Kai initially refuses, until guilt convinces him to go hijack the Power Rangers' Astro Megaship and help his friends, with the help of Alpha 6 and Damon.
Once on Mirinoi, Mike, Kendrix, Kai, Maya and Damon pull the Quasar Sabers from their stones, fulfilling the prophecy and becoming the Power Rangers. Unfortunately, possession of the Quasar Sabers is what Scorpius' minions were after, anyway, and this leads to a fight. Mike is killed, insisting Leo save the Quasar Saber instead of him, and Leo becomes the Red Ranger in his brother's place. Scorpius takes the whole thing as a free ticket to attack Terra Venture whenever he wants to get the Sabers for himself and turns the people of Mirinoi to stone. Naturally, the Rangers choose to fight him. But when Scorpius' search turns towards a power called the Lights of Orion, things start getting more complicated...
After its opening episodes attained tremendous viewing figures in the States, the series suffered a ratings dip that made for problems between Fox and Saban. The series was pulled from the airwaves for several months before the last couple of episodes could air, in order to give the time slot to the recently debuted Digimon Adventure dub. It has a few solid fans for the dark, almost poetic stories it told. This is the first series to actually kill good guys, although two got better and the other one got to be reunited with his son, so it was okay by him. Lost Galaxy also started the tradition of bringing back the previous team for a special reunion battle, although that had the effect of canceling out its original Twenty Minutes Into the Future premise (although in reality that ship sailed in the first episode, when Bulk and Professor Phenomenus try and book passage on the Terra Venture).
Succeeded by Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue.
Recurring Power Rangers tropes include:
- All Your Powers Combined: the Rangers' Lights of Orion Finishing Move.
- Animal Motifs:
- Big Bad: Originally Scorpius, then once he's offed Trakeena takes over. Captain Mutiny stands in for a late arc.
- By the Power of Greyskull: "Go, Galactic!" for the five standard Rangers; "Magna Power!" for Mike as the Magna Defender.
- Chest Insignia: V-shaped belt buckles can be considered the team symbol. There also seem to be personal Galactabeast symbols, but on the hilts of their swords instead of their costumes. And, of course, the Charlie Brown-style zigzags on the chest.
- City of Adventure: Terra Venture
- The Dragon: Each Big Bad had their own: Scorpius had Furio and Treacheron, Trakeena had Villamax, and Captain Mutiny had Barbarax. Deviot also served all three in turn.
- Noble Top Enforcer: Villamax
- Five-Man Band
- The Hero: Leo
- The Lancer/The Big Guy: Kai (He is a soldier and uses a lot of grappling and power-based attacks)
- The Chick: Maya (Cute Bruiser).
- The Smart Guys: Damon and Kendrix
- Aloof Ally: Magna Defender I
- Sixth Ranger: Mike
- Alternatively after Karone joins the team
- Great Offscreen War: Any backstory that comes up happened 3,000 years ago.
- Home Base: Technically the Astro Megaship, but it isn't used all that much.
- Humongous Mecha
- Make My Monster Grow: Performed by downing a vial of green liquid.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Played straight with the Lost Galactabeasts and Leo's armor. Somewhat inverted with the Lights of Orion. Though the Lights of Orion greatly augment the Rangers (plus their weapons and the Galaxy Megazord), all five Rangers must be present for activation.
- Monster of the Week: Like the previous season the monsters don't seem to share any single origin, and are vaguely defined "aliens"... even the ones based on Earth cultures or animals...
- Mooks: Scorpius and Trakeena used Stingwingers; Captain Mutiny had Swabbies.
- Prop Recycling: The military armor was courtesy of Starship Troopers. Also, the Magna Morpher was from Dairanger, unused in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers since they were still sticking with a lot of Zyuranger stuff.
- It's also worth noting that this series also recycles several monster costumes from previous Power Rangers series (some unused) as well as some from its sister series, Big Bad Beetleborgs.
- Furio, the villain responsible for petrifying all of Mirinoi in the season premiere, was the monster form of Dr. Hinelar, the main villain of Denji Sentai Megaranger. That's largely the reason Furio isn't around too long, he wasn't in Gingaman.
- It's also worth noting that this series also recycles several monster costumes from previous Power Rangers series (some unused) as well as some from its sister series, Big Bad Beetleborgs.
- Recycled in Space!: Power Rangers, well, in SPACE! (Yes, even more so than the actual Power Rangers in Space.)
- She's a Man In Japan: Like a few other PR series, the Gingaman Yellow Ranger was male as opposed to the female Lost Galaxy Yellow Ranger. It's probably the most noticeable case of them all seeing as how the LG Yellow Ranger was pretty well endowed. The producers seemed to catch this however, and future Yellow Rangers who got the same gender flip would be played by more boyishly figured actresses.
- You can actually tell when they switch between stock Japanese footage and American shots because the Yellow Ranger inexplicably gains breasts.
- Super Mode: The Lights of Orion
- Weapon of Choice:
- Cool Sword: Quasar Sabers
- Boom Stick: the Quasar Launchers, extending cudgels that act as bazookas.
- Swiss Army Weapon: the Transdagger unfolds into one of five different forms, and the Rangers can access all of them, but usually stick to their personal preference:
- Wolverine Claws: Part of the Orion Mode gear
- Word Power:
This subseries contains examples of:
- Aerith and Bob: Where did "Kendrix" come from? Even the Human Alien has a normal name. (OK, OK, the first Human Alien.)
- Airplane Arms: A variation: rather than a "Bird Run" with their arms pointing behind them, the Rangers do a "Beast Run" where they're hunched forward in a kind of Primal Stance.
- All There in the Manual: Supplemental materials reveal that Zordon placed the Quasar Sabers in the stone.
- Anime Hair: The first MOTW has a gigantic horn of hair, and he was given the voice of an Elvis impersonator to match the bouffant.
- Anti-Hero: Magna Defender is Power Rangers' first. He's also probably the series' harshest, ranking a Type IV on our scale with few heroic acts and a willingness to risk a kid's life to take down a monster (to be fair, the last time he surrendered to save a kid it ended badly).
- Anti-Villain: Villamax and Treacharon.
- Yes, the ones whose names are derived from the words 'Villain' and 'Treachery'. Go figure.
- Hell, most of the villains this season come of relatively noble, even Scorpius come off less like the standard Omnicidal Maniac who's in it For the Evulz, and more like a warrior king for whom conquest is as natural as a morning cup of coffee.
- As You Know: In "Destined For Greatness", Mike recaps the Magna Defender's story arc for viewers who came in late.
- The Atoner: The first Magna Defender and Karone.
- Avenging the Villain: Trakeena is out to avenge her father, Scorpius
- Back From the Dead: Mike (Yes, he actually did die, see Body Surf below) and Kendrix
- Badass Cape: The Magna Defender definitely has one.
- Bar Brawl: Trakeena gets in two in "Heir to the Throne", and both are Curb Stomp Battles but in different directions. "Astronema" starts yet another one in "Protect the Quasar Saber".
- Bash Brothers: the Stratoforce and Centarus Megazords
- Black Dude Dies First: Parodied in "Race to the Rescue" when Damon is picked as decoy and complains about it. And again when it gets a Call Back in Journey's End, Part 1":
Damon: Why am I always the decoy?
- Black Knight: Magna Defender I - "Black Knight" was even the official title of the Gingaman version. Mike, though using the same black armor, is more of a Knight in Shining Armor.
- Bling of War: the Lights of Orion powerup, affecting not just the Rangers but the Galaxy Megazord.
- Body Surf: This is what the Magna Defender did to Mike, with the side-effect of bringing him back to life.
- Broken Faceplate: During the final battle with Trakeena, Leo uses his Super Mode armor to grab her and fires at point-blank rage. At first, his teammates aren't sure he survived, but he staggers out of the rubble with half his visor blown off.
- Bug War: Not a direct example, but the trope is clearly referenced with the insect-themed main villains, as well as the Prop Recycling from Starship Troopers(See above).
- But Now I Must Go: During the In Space crossover, the Space Rangers make vague references to a mission back on Earth as a reason why they can't stay.
- The Captain: Commander Stanton, leader of the Terra Venture mission.
- The Character Died With Her: Came close - see Written in Infirmity below.
- Chekhov's Gun: the cocoon Scorpius made for Trakeena.
- Clip Show: "Until Sunset"
- Colony Drop: Trakeena tried to do this literally by crashing the remains of Terra Venture onto the planet the colony had retreated to.
- Cool Old Lady: High Councilor Renier, most clearly seen in "Green Courage".
- Covers Always Lie: Well, the title of the season did. PRLG had very little to actually do with the titular "Lost Galaxy". The episodes involving it at all were few in number and after the arc ended it had no appreciable impact on the plot of the season as a whole. This had a lot to do with Saban having no idea where the season was going to go when they started, and failing to work closely with the Super Sentai producers. They were determined to have another space-themed season again, regardless, and it resulted in the erroneous title.
- Dark Action Girl: Trakeena, eventually.
- Darker and Edgier: Than Gingaman. It's possibly the only case of a Power Rangers series having a higher body count than its Super Sentai counterpart (besides the offscreen massacres of SPD and RPM). Also, no acorn fairy. That counts for a lot.
- Demoted to Extra: Bulk and Prof. Phenomenus make maybe one significant cameo outside of the premiere and finale (in "Stolen Beauty").
- A meta example in Captain Mutiny and his crew. Mutiny/Zahab was the Big Bad in Gingaman, and Hexuba/Illiess was one of his commanders. In Lost Galaxy, Mutiny is only the villain of one short arc, and Hexuba is just a more powerful than usual monster-of-the-day.
- Development Gag: thanks to the previous season using the name "Galaxy Gliders" for vehicles that turned into cycles (thanks to Added Alliterative Appeal), the bikes of this season got named Astro Cycles instead (PRiS bandied the word "Astro" a few times, including the name of the Megazord).
- Disc One Final Boss: Scorpius
- Disney Death
- Distress Call: "The Rescue Mission".
- Domed Hometown: Terra Venture
- Dub Name Change: The Green obviously-draconic Galactabeast is referred to as a condor. To be fair, his original name was Gingalcon - a portmonteau of Ginga (galaxy) and falcon. Given the prominent, long neck, condor is actually a reasonable fit.
- Dynamic Entry: how Andros greeted his Psycho Rangers counterpart.
- Eldritch Location: The Lost Galaxy
- Elemental Powers: Mostly edited out from Gingaman, but motifs remain. Leo gets to do a few fireblasts.
- Erotic Eating: Maya's a bit of a messy eater, probably because her Sentai counterpart Hikaru/GingaYellow was one.
- Mr. Fanservice: Leo, the guy has one of the most awesome shirtless scenes in Power Rangers history, got into a little James Bondage on occasion and is depicted as being a bit of a flirty romantic and good with kids, and he's played by one of the best-looking men to put on the red spandex.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Scorpius and Trakeena may be brutal warlords, but they obviously care for one another very much.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Villamax is this trope. The best example is the Grand Finale. Also, in "An Evil Game," he gets Leo to surrender by promising to release the other Rangers and Mike. When Leo does so, Villamax honors his promise - much to Deviot's chagrin. Villamax responds by invoking I Gave My Word.
- Evil Chancellor: Deviot.
- Evil Virtues: Villamax - Honor and Loyalty, Treacheron - Loyalty.
- Eviler Than Thou: The minute Captain Mutiny follows the Rangers out of the Lost Galaxy, Trakeena blows him out of the sky.
- Fairest of Them All: "Stolen Beauty"
- Fake Shemp: Used with the Space Rangers in the last scene of "The Power of Pink"; no doubt because the behind-the-scenes troubles (see Real Life Writes the Plot) meant it was shot at the last minute.
- Fallen Hero: Loyax and Magna Defender I.
- Fan Nickname: The Ranger suits for this season has been nicknamed "The Charlie Brown Costumes"
- Foe Yay: Leo and Trakeena in "An Evil Game". That. Is. All.
- Well, it was a case of Romance on the Set between the two actors, so that should come as no surprise.
- Foreshadowing: Deviot warns Villamax that his honor will be his undoing. He was right.
- Gainaxing: Maya when she runs to Kendrix to stop her.
- Generation Ships: Terra Venture, even if it didn't take multiple generations.
- Genre Savvy: In "To the Tenth Power," while attacking Kai and Kendrix, both Psycho Blue and Pink interrupt their morphing call by grabbing their hands. Few (if any) have ever even thought to that to a Ranger before or since.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar:
- "Want to take her for a test drive?"..."The bike."
- In Stolen Beauty, the beauty comes back to the girls in a shower of golden powder on their faces.
- Grease Monkey: Damon
- Heroic Sacrifice: Kendrix
- The Magna Defender undoing the volcanic detonation on Terra Venture he himself created.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: How Karone is introduced.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Cerina Vincent (Maya) went on to play Areola the foreign exchange nudist in Not Another Teen Movie. Archie Kao (Kai) also got a recurring role as Archie the AV guy on CSI.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Nightmare from "Dream Battle" is voiced by the original Black Ranger.
- Hexuba, meanwhile, is Delphine, the White Alien Ranger, though she's using her Jara voice.
- Hot Scientist: Kendrix
- Human Aliens: Maya and Karone
- I Gave My Word: Villamax releases the Rangers he captured when Leo agrees to the condition of his deal.
- Identical Stranger: Kendrix and her movie star double Carolyn.
- I'm Having Soul Pains: Magna Defender when he starts going overboard, thanks to Mike's influence.
- Incendiary Exponent: Most of Leo's gear gets this at some point or another (as his counterpart GingaRed was Playing with Fire).
- Infant Immortality: Brutally subverted with the Magna Defender's son who is murdered in cold blood in front of him.
- Interim Villain: Captain Mutiny
- Involuntary Battle to the Death: Between Damon and Kai in "The Lost Galactabeasts, Part 1" thanks to Deviot.
- Jungle Princess: Maya
- Kicked Upstairs: "Turn Up The Volume" has Karone push Damon into competing for an open "Head Mechanic" position. Of course, as soon as he gets it he finds out it's a Desk Jockey job that he considers to be this trope, and quickly passes it off to the guy he was competing against.
- Last Villain Stand: After Trakeena loses her entire army, her ship is destroyed, and all her minions are gone, she enters the cocoon her father made for to take on the One-Winged Angel form she was destined for and in an act of pure desperation, powers up the remains of the Terra Venture and attempts to crash it into the planet the colony had flown to in an attempt to destroy them and the Power Rangers. She never even once considers that she might perish as well.
- Legacy Character: Magna Defender.
- Manipulative Bastard: Devoit and Trakeena
- Meaningful Name: Leo, whose Galactabeast is the lion
- Deviot is - gasp - quite devious.
- Meganekko: Kendrix
- Missing Episode: "Forging a Friendship", the "Air Force One on the Megaship" episode with Cassie and Maya, was discarded after Patricia Ja Lee's contract dispute with Saban Entertainment forced her off the show. A transcription of its script was eventually leaked to the fandom and confirmed authentic by the writers.
- Motive Decay: After the Rangers get the Lights of Orion, there's a span where Scorpius doesn't really seem to have a reason to pursue Terra Venture. He seems to have given up on the Quasar Sabers, the Lights are lost to him... each episode gives a decent excuse for causing trouble, but there's no reason for Scorpius to hang around and keep the colony as a handy target. But then the Rangers kill Scorpius and give Trakeena all the motivation she needs.
- Mythology Gag: "Transmorphers" was the original planned name for the Power Morphers from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Villamax, Treacheron, Deviot, Barbarax, Captain Mutiny... oddly enough, the first two aren't so evil. Deviot makes up for it.
- Naming Your Colony World: Terra Venture
- Nature Hero: Maya
- Never Say "Die": despite the unusually high body count, this trope was followed until the finale, in which Commander Stanton declares:
"This ship is dying. I don't want us to die with it!"
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: The early episodes are horrible at logical consistency, and this extends to the Rangers' arsenal. The Quasar Launchers and Astro Cycles in particular never got an explanation where they came from.
- Noble Demon: Villamax. He only seems to join Trakeena to help her avenge her father. If it wasn't for that, he would be a nice guy, judging from the fact he saved a little girl from falling rubble during the finale.
- Treacharon too. He actually throws the Magna Defender's sword to him so they can have a fair duel.
- Non-Indicative Name: Treacharon is loyal and never betrays anyone. For Scorpius' crew, that's rare.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Trakeena started as a weak bratty princess who became angry for someone breaking her fingernails. Around the middle of the series, she gets trained by Villamax and becomes a capable warrior. During the final arc, she forcibly gets merged with Deviot and becomes...outright scary.
- Offscreen Afterlife: Kendrix. It can probably be applied to Magna Defender, too, though the subject wasn't directly brought up.
- Old Shame: Danny Slavin, who essentially took the role of Leo to pay for law school and pretty much retired from acting afterwards. Nasty behind the scenes crap that went on while filming the Lost Galaxy/Lightspeed Rescue team-up the following season (essentially, the producers tried to screw over Amy Miller, the actress who played Trakeena, as far as refusing to pay her the salary they had previously agreed to; Slavin literally walked off the set alongside Miller in protest of this, forcing the producers to have to hire a body double for the remainder of his scenes and pretty much avoid showing his face during the team-up episode) only widened the gap. He also initially refused to appear in "Forever Red", only agreeing to film several scenes as a personal favor to one of the producers after filming wrapped, scenes that were ultimately added to the final cut of the episode, and has distanced himself from the character ever since, turning down numerous invitations to appear at Morphicon, the annual Power Rangers fan convention.
- Only the Chosen May Wield: The Quasar Sabers are a literal case of the Sword(s) in the Stone variant.
- Out-of-Genre Experience: The mid-season episode, "The Rescue Mission", plays more like a hard sci-fi action movie than it does a episode of Power Rangers.
- Photoshop Filter of Evil: Furio uses this magic to turn Mirinoi and its residents into stone.
- However, this occurred just for the casting. When they revisited the world, there were physical statues.
- Planar Shockwave: A spectacular one is seen at about 40 seconds into the opening for the show.
- The Pollyanna: Maya
- Put on a Bus: Skull, after Jason Narvy left the series to go to college. Ironically, he was written out by missing a bus, oversleeping so that Bulk has to board the ship without him.
- Primal Stance: The 'beast run,' which we'll see again in Wild Force, is an artifact of Gingaman footage, as that series was a nature-themed spiritual predecessor to Gaoranger / Wild Force. Since it's in all the Gingaman footage, the Rangers ran that way in American footage as well or you'd have had bizarre, distracting moments of going from running upright to hunched over and back in every scene that involves running.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: A stowaway, a security officer, a mechanic, a scientist, and a Jungle Princess. Later, they added the stowaway's older brother (another security guy) and the former Princess of Evil.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Commander Stanton and one of his bosses, High Councilor Renier
- Redemption Equals Death: Magna Defender
- Reverse the Polarity: Kai and Leo open the portal to get out of the Lost Galaxy by saying the spell that got them in backwards.
- Rich Idiot With No Day Job: Mike, Kendrix, Kai, and Damon are all employed by Terra Venture and the GSA in some way, but what the hell do Leo, Maya, and Karone do all day?
- Real Life Writes the Plot: When Valerie Vernon, Kendrix's actress, had to quit the show in order to undergo treatment for leukemia, Patricia Ja Lee was hired to reprise her role as Cassie to fill the Pink Ranger position. Then she quit over a contractual dispute, and Melody Perkins was hired to reprise her role as Karone and fill out the team. Three episodes were needed to shift the cast around, and two more establish Karone's place in the status quo. One very high-budget episode was filmed before Lee's departure and had to be scrapped.
- Romance on the Set: Amy Miller (Trakeena) and Reggie Rolle (Damon) fell in love and then got married after the season's conclusion.
- Which makes Damon referring to Trakeena as "cute" somewhat Hilarious in Hindsight.
- Schizo-Tech: Comes from shoehorning a modern-day city into a futuristic space station.
- Of special note is the battlizer, an armor once held by a Barbarian Hero. That takes the form of a starfighter.
- Sci-Fi Writers Have No Sense of Scale: You don't make it to a new galaxy if the Point of No Return is 14 light years away. (14LYs is big distance, just not in terms of galactic or inter-galactic distances)
- Screwed by the Network: This season had the highest ratings for any Power Rangers opening, yet as stated above, Digimon was more promoted, thus ratings fell.
- The cast was also promised a reunion movie, they never got it. Also in the team-up with Lightspeed Rescue most of the plot centers around a little girl than the actual Rangers.
- Secret Secret Keeper: Once or twice, Commander Stanton and Terra Venture's ruling council are hinted to know who the Rangers are. At the very least, High Councilor Renier pointedly cut off any questioning of where Mike had been when he suddenly reappeared.
- Ship Tease: Leo was initially teased with Kendrix, but when she died they started teasing him with her replacement, Karone.
- Shirtless Scene: Leo
- Shout-Out: In the episode "Green Courage" Terra Venture was passing a meteoroid field in the coordinates of "[ten zero] eleven zero zero by zero two from galactic zero," in the constellation of Kasterborus. Now take the knowledge of the new series and read that again. That's right, the Time War occurred in the Power Rangers' universe as well...
- ...and then consider that the first appearance of the Steven Moffat era Dalek breed in "Victory of the Daleks" makes them look like a misfit Rangers team. It took until "Night Terrors" for the shout-out favor to get officially paid back.
- Psycho Red twisting his head around seems completely random unless it counts as this.
- Some Kind of Force Field: The shtick is done in "Orion Rising".
- Space Friction
- Space Pirate: Captain Mutiny
- The Spock: Kai
- The Starscream: Deviot
- Staying Alive: After being seemingly vaporized by Leo's Battlizer attack at pointblank range, Trakeena shows up alive in the crossover with Lightspeed Rescue, with only a scar to show for it. However, her face can briefly be seen in the explosion after her 'death,' so you knew not to count her out for good.
- A scar AND body-covering insect-esque exo-skeleton, though the latter was mainly to hide the fact that the actress who played Trakeena refused to appear in the episode after the producers attempted to double-cross her out of the previously agreed upon salary they were to pay her.
- Awesomely, if you look back to the part of Journey's End where the Scorpion Stinger crashes, you can see the scar on Trakeena that will eventually be mostly covered by a faceplate in Trakeena's Revenge. Apparently, losing her monster form didn't cure her.
- Stealth Pun: When the Space Rangers make their debut. Just before then, The Psycho Rangers only have to deal with the Galaxy Rangers, Andros, and Magna Defender. Once the 4 remaining Space Rangers arrive, they literally take things Up to Eleven.
- Subverted somewhat, when the other Space rangers arrive TJ's line is "how about 11 rangers" in response to the Psychos "theres only 6 rangers." Cue Big Damn Heroes morph.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Averted when Karone wasn't Kendrix-lite (as might have happened if Cassie took over as originally planned).
- Take Up My Sword: Three separate incidents among the heroes, all involving literal swords.
- Team Chef: Kai
- This Is Sparta: Leo tended to call his late-season powerups like this, such as "Red! Capsular! Cycle!" and "Red! Armored! Power! Ranger!"
- Troubled Production: Probably more so than any other Power Rangers. Episodes being completed late, taking the nature-themed Sentai footage and shoehorning a space theme, writing episodes on the fly...
- Tome of Eldritch Lore: The "Galaxy Book" turns about to be something akin to this. Not all of its info is inherently evil, but it has the power to open a gate to the Lost Galaxy.
- Took a Level In Badass: Trakeena takes three or four levels in badass over the course of the series, going from an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain in her first appearances to a nigh-unstoppable destroyer by the finale.
- Up to Eleven: Done literally in "The Lost Galactabeasts, Part 1": In order to draw more power from Kai and Damon, Deviot turns a dial to "10", and then past that.
- Wagon Train to the Stars
- Whammy Bid: When the villains auction off the Pink Ranger's quasar saber, Astronema (actually, Karone) announces her presence this way.
- What was her bid? She gets the saber, Everyone else gets to leave with their lives.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Trakeena fusing with/absorbing Deviot in the cocoon. Granted, she wasn't exactly the nicest person beforehand, what with being the series' second Big Bad, but she got nasty quick after that incident.
- Written in Infirmity: Valerie Vernon was diagnosed with leukemia, so her character Kendrix was killed off. Thankfully, she got better, and in time to have Kendrix get better.
- What Could Have Been: See above, and while several great plots arose from putting in Karone originally Cassie was to replace her. There's a lot of What Could Have Been if Kendrix didn't get sick or of Cassie was free to take the part.
- You Killed My Father: A villainous example with Trakeena.